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ACADEMY OF SCHOLARS: Advisor-Margaret Piela

Academy of Scholars is a Cumberland County Schools based organization geared toward college-ready students.  Students meet once per month at various locations to discuss a multitude of subjects ranging from scholarships, financial aid, transitioning to college, and lifestyle issues.
Requirements:  Students who are ranked in the top 20 of their junior class are invited to join.
Meets:  Monthly meetings will be announced in advance.  Meetings take place at various locations.  Members will receive a calendar.

ART CLUB:  Advisor-Arnold Middleton

The purpose of the art club is to foster interest in the world of visual arts and for students to have a place where they can share like interest and/or compare/contrast works.
Requirements:  Any interested students should see Mr. Middleton for the Edmodo Code.
Meets:  Meetings are announced/scheduled as needed.  We meet virtually, via Edmodo.

BUCCANEER BUDDIES:  Advisor-Stephanie Walsh

The purpose of the Buccaneer Buddies Club is to promote friendship and acceptance between students with and without disabilities at JBHS.  The club will allow opportunities to develop life skills, leadership, social skills and community involvement.  For those students who are seeking volunteer hours for various serviced organizations, this is a great opportunity to earn service hours.
Requirements:  Everyone is welcome to join!
Meets:   1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 3:40 – 4:30 pm; location to be announced.

BUCCANEER LIFE (JBHS Youth Group): Advisor-Dela Townsend

Buccaneer Life is a student led club focused on starting and growing a relationship with Jesus Christ.  We, as a club, strive to reach out to the student body here at Jack Britt by showing God’s love in a practical way.  During the year we involve ourselves and our classmates in activities such as “See You At The Pole” and “National Day of Prayer.”  The club has national affiliation with Youth for Christ, and Campus Life Clubs can be found in local high schools across the county and country.  Buccaneer Life accepts anyone and everyone and is here for you to have a faith outlet to plug into.  Come and experience for yourself
Requirements:  There are no requirements to join.
Meets: TBA in B214

DECA: Advisor-Pamela Brunner

DECA is the student organization through the marketing education program.  The organization is designed to extend learning from the classroom to the real world.  DECA promotes four areas of personal development for students’ vocational understanding (VU) – knowledge based experience learned through academic competitions and conferences; civic consciousness (CC) – community service activities created and executed monthly; leadership development (LD)- experience gained by committee members and executive board members; and social intelligence (SI)- vast opportunities for networking with fellow students and community leaders.  DECA is a student driven organization.
Requirements:  Students must have taken or be currently enrolled in a Marketing course.  There are state and national dues and enrollment paperwork required. There is a district, state, and national competition each year, as well as various conferences for leadership development.
Meets:  Executive Board meetings are the first Tuesday of each month, the business meetings are the second Tuesday of each month, and study sessions preparing for competition are the third Tuesday of each month.  Committee meetings are scheduled as necessary.  Meeting Location: A105

DRAMA CLUB: Advisor-Hillary Bogers

The JBHS Drama Club is a service organization focused on learning, about practicing, and sharing the love of theater and all of its arts with the student body and community surrounding Jack Britt.  As Troupe #6268 of the International Thespian Society (ITS) we focus on building a team through theater activities such as improvisation in workshops, crafts, costume builds, performing at Stoney Point Recreation Center and the spring play/musical
Requirements:  All JBHS students with a 2.0 or better GPA are welcome to join Drama Club.  We generally collect dues (fees to be announced), but do not require dues for participation.  ITS membership is based on hours of participation, GPA (2.0), and a $25 lifetime membership fee.
Meets:  Does not regularly; Meetings will be announced

ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB:  Advisor-Melissa Harris

The Environmental Club is an organization that allows students to educate other students about sustainable living practices and ways to protect resources.  Students can earn service hours by collecting recyclables once a week from all the classrooms in the school and by participating in Fayetteville Beautiful in the Spring.
Requirements:  Any student can join.  We require $10 in dues, and you must attend at least one meeting per month to maintain your status as a club member.
Meets:  Meets Thursdays til 4:15 in Sci201.  The day of the week will be voted on by the members at the start of each semester so we can accommodate the schedules of the majority of the club.

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America): Advisor-Kerry Humphrey & Allison O’Dell

FBLA is an incorporated, non-profit student organization that aims to assist students in their pursuit of career and business knowledge, improve the leadership skills of students, and provide educational and recreational activities for students, such as state and national conferences, where informative workshops and competitive events testing take place.
Requirements:  Students must be enrolled in a business class during the current school year or have previously completed two business classes to join.  Annual dues are $20.
Meets:  Thursday afternoons at 3:40 pm in room A102

FCCLA (Family, Career & Community Leaders of America): Advisor-Pam Lineberger

FCCLA is a national Career & Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family & Consumer Sciences education.
Requirements:    Any student who has taken a FACS class (Foods I & II, Apparel & Textile Production I & II, Parent & Child Development, Exploring Life Skills) is welcome to join.  FCCLA dues are $15.00.
Meets: Once a month; dates will be announced.

FORENSICS (Speech and Debate):  Advisors- Angela Parker

The Forensic Team provides structure within which students, guided by their teachers, may become proficient in the communication arts.  These arts include the ability to analyze human problems; research varied and complex issues; gather and organize relevant materials; formulate an integrated, consistent and persuasive presentation; master and use the skills of oral communication in a responsible and ethical manner.  The ultimate outcome should be ever-growing, learning, involved, productive, citizen-statesmen who have the ability to make logical, sensitive, and informed decisions, which can express and defend their ideas, who are willing to test those ideas in a wide variety of public forums, and who can be held accountable for the ethical and social impact of those ideas.
Requirements: All students enrolled at Jack Britt are eligible to compete with the Forensic Team.  The team competes at tournaments throughout the school year at various locations in the county and state.  Some competitions are by invitation only.   Students must remain in good academic standing (generally with a 2.75 unweighted GPA or higher) with the understanding that their discipline records are subject to administrative review.  Since competitions are held on other school campuses, Forensics Team members are expected to be upstanding behavioral role models.
Meets:  Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30 in room B220

HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America): Advisor-Sandra Jones

HOSA is a national organization that promotes leadership skills and careers in the healthcare filed.  Regional, state, and national leadership conferences are held yearly.  Community involvement and volunteerism are also encouraged.
Requirements:  Any student who plans to pursue a career in healthcare may join.  Dues are $25 per school year.
Meetings:  General meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month from 3:30-4:00 pm in room C116

JUNIOR CLASSICAL LEAGUE (Latin Club):  Advisor-Erin Guzman

Jack Britt JCL is a chapter of the National Junior Classical League whose purpose is to promote the study of Latin and impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of classical antiquity.  We celebrate Roman culture by exploring Roman historical events and holidays.  Competitions are held at the local, state, and national levels.
Requirements:  All former and current Latin students may join JCL.  JCL members who study beyond Latin II and maintain an A average may be inducted into the National Latin Honor Society.
Meets:  Every other Friday (excluding holidays) from 3:30-4:00 pm in room D216.

KEY CLUB: Advisor–Amber Gavin & Angela Haynes

Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. What makes Key Club so successful is the fact that it is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through serving others. Members of the Kiwanis International family, Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities.  There is no academic requirement, just a commitment to service.
Requirements:  At least 50 hours of service is due in May.  Fifteen (15) or more of those hours MUST be from events/activities that we do as a club, the rest can come from outside service.  All hours are due by the first part of May.  A properly completed Volunteer Verification Form is required for credit hours.
Meets:  Tuesdays after school from 3:40 – 4:15; an agenda with all information from the meetings is available on Edmodo if you miss a meeting.

LEGATO (Show Choir):  Advisor-Richard Butler

Legato is an Honors (Proficient/Advanced) Level chorus class that serves as both a show (Pop/Jazz/Broadway) choir and a concert (traditional) choir. Legato performs at the JBHS Fall, Winter, and Spring Concerts as well as some community performances. Members sing the National Anthem at Homecoming and numerous other athletic events and the Alma Mater at morning announcements, and are the core performing ensemble providing vocal leadership for the annual Chorus Spring trip and (by audition) the school musical.
Requirements:  Prospective Legato members must pass a vocal and dance audition at the beginning of the Spring Semester and be approved by Mr. Butler to register for the class the following year. Double enrollment (both semesters) is expected. After school rehearsals will be kept to a minimum, but are part of Legato’s regular routine. Members must purchase a performance uniform annually.  All chorus students enrolled in an Honors (Proficient/Advanced) Level chorus class are required to audition for All-County Chorus.
Meets:  Legato meets daily as a class during the regular school day. Some after school rehearsals are a class (graded) requirement. All performances are graded/required.

MARCHING BAND: Advisor-Timothy Parsons

The Marching Buccaneers is a premier performing ensemble, utilizing diverse styles of music to educate and entertain.  The Jack Britt High School band program is comprised of diverse components that perform and compete at the local and state levels.  Our program offers students a comprehensive educational experience through music performance, life lessons and opportunities that extend beyond a traditional classroom.  Our students have learned that with hard work, leadership and dedication, everything is achievable.
Requirements:  Marching Band is open to all students at Jack Britt High School.  Middle school band is required for all students who are wind and percussion players.  Color Guard for the marching band is determined through auditions. Physicals are required and members must maintain all for the same eligibility requirements as athletes (attendance, passing grades, etc.)
Meets:  Rehearsals are every Tuesday and Thursday during the fall.  The Marching Band attends all JBHS football games.


Jack Britt’s Military Appreciation Club is a student led service organization focused on serving Cumberland County’s active duty and veteran service men and women.  It is our goal to show our military how much their service and sacrifices are sincerely appreciated.
Requirements:  All JBHS students are welcome.  Dues are collected on a yearly basis; however, dues are not required for participation in our scheduled events.  In order to maintain membership status students must actively participate in events (recording service hours performed) and attend at least one meeting per month.  Leadership opportunities within our club are available to interested students.
Meets:  Meetings will be announced

MU ALPHA THETA (Math Honor Society):  Advisor: Robert Thomas, Co-Advisor: Mary Dyer

Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society with over 88,000 student members by June each school year in more than 1,800 schools.  We are dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students.
Requirements:  Mu Alpha Theta, the Math National Honor Society, welcomes members who are in their 5th semester of high school and have enrolled in Algebra II or higher.  These students must have an overall average of 90 or higher in all of their classes, and maintain a B or higher average in all of their math classes.  Most of all, they are required to tutor other students in math classes in an effort to give back.
Meets:  Meetings will be announced.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY:  Advisor-Delarese Townsend

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nations’ premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students.  More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.  These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginnings in 1921.

Requirements:  Students who have completed at least three semesters of high school, have a 4.0 minimum GPA, and have demonstrated exemplary character will receive a letter of invitation from the Jack Britt National Honor Society.  In addition, students should show evidence of service, and/or leadership.  A studentwith infractions on his or her discipline record will not be considered.  Once inducted each member is required to maintain the academic standing for which he or she was selected and serve a minimum of 40 community service hours per year. At least 10 of the 40 hours required must be fulfilled as a part of Jack Britt NHS community service opportunities.

Meets:  Meetings will be announced.  Check the NHS information board on the B200 Hallway and the Edmodo Page for news, updates and memos.

RUSH Campus Ministries: Advisor-Elsa McBride

RUSH is a student-led, Christian club that empowers students to put their faith into action to change their school. Students meet weekly to have fun together, grow in their faith, and take part in numerous school/community services. We want to make a difference in the world, our community, and our school, so if that’s you, come and join us! (Though RUSH is a Christian club, it is open to students and faculty of all beliefs, backgrounds, and lifestyles, so come any week to try it out! No dues are required; we simply ask for commitment, respect, and a willingness to grow.)
Requirements:  All Jack Britt students are invited to attend meetings.
Meets:  Weekly meetings are held Wednesdays after school in the Media Center


The Jack Britt SGA is a member of the North Carolina Association of Student Councils (NCASC) and seeks to promote school spirit and community involvement, as well as provide opportunities to enhance student leadership.  SGA is responsible for planning and coordinating many school activities including Homecoming, dodge ball tournaments, and fundraising to benefit charitable organizations.
Requirements:  Any student who meets the following criteria may run for office in SGA and participate in the Leadership class. Completed application and at least one teacher recommendation Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.   Discipline record review by administration
Meetings:  TBA

SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) – David Jackson, Advisor

SAVE is an organization to promote student peace and unity, as well as to bring to light an awareness of violence in our community as we seek ways to put an end to this violence.
Requirements: Any student is welcome.  Dues: $15.00
Meetings:  Bi-weekly meetings are usually held on Thursdays after school


This is a nationally affiliated organization.  Students are in the 11th and 12th grade and have an interest in science and pursuing a possible science major.  They are invited to join and must have a B+ average in science courses.  Meetings often feature a guest speaker who is employed in a position that requires knowledge of science.  We have a school mini science fair.  Students are strongly encouraged to pursue a question within the realm of science and use experimental design to gather data and form a conclusion based on individual research.  Students may then enter the regional science fair at Pembroke.  Students have also volunteered in environmental activities and in the medical field.  Officers are elected at the end of the previous year.
Requirements:  Admission is by invitation, based on students’ grade point average in science courses.  Students must perform at least 10 service hours in a science related endeavor each year.
Meets: Meetings will be announced.

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD: Advisor-Hannah Clayton

North Carolina Science Olympiad (NCSO) is a non-profit organization with the mission to attract and retain the pool of K-12 students entering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees and careers in North Carolina.  Every year NCSO hosts tournaments on university, community college, and public school campuses across the state.  These tournaments are rigorous, academic, interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of different hands-on, interactive, challenging and inquiry-based events that are well balanced between the various disciplines of biology, earth science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, engineering and technology.  The challenging and self-motivating events of NCSO align with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study as well as the National Science Education Standards. The events are designed to enhance and strengthen both science content and process skills.
Requirements:  Membership is limited to two teams of 18 students.  Membership will be based upon club dues paid in full.  Students are required to attend minimum of 10 meetings and construct a sturdy notebook for each event assigned. Students must compete in the regional Science Olympiad competition.
Meetings:  Meetings are held twice monthly from September until February in SCI206.  Regional competition is held on a Saturday during the month of February.

SKILLS USA: Advisor-Charles Walter and Nattlie McArthur

Skills USA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.  Skills USA helps each student excel.  Its mission is to help its members become world class workers, leaders, and responsible American citizens.
Requirements:  Must have completed or be enrolled in a Principles of Technology or Criminal Justice class and have advisor approval.  The privilege of representing the school at competitions must be earned.
Meets: TBA

SOCIEDAD HONORARIA HISPANICA (Spanish NHS): Advisor-Mercedes Harris

The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica was formed by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese to recognize the academic achievement of students of Spanish/Portuguese in high schools in the United States.
Requirements:  The student needs to make an A in three levels of Spanish to be nominated for membership and must accept the invitation to be inducted. This is a service-oriented honor society and members are required to log in 10 hours of community service.
Meets:  The society meets once per month (date/time to be determined by current members in room D214.


The Spanish Club’s goal is to help students gain knowledge and understanding of Spanish countries and culture.  The club focuses on the food, dances, customs, and traditions of Spanish countries.
Requirements:  Turn in application by the cut-off date and pay a $10 fee per semester.  Attend club meetings (only 1 excused absence per semester.)
Meets:  The second Wednesday of each month from 3:30-4:30 in room D206.


The Sustainable Transportation Education Program (STEP) is a collaborative effort with North Carolina State University’s NC Solar Center in the College of Engineering and the College of Education. The purpose of the STEP program is to prepare students to become immersed in learning about the electrification of transportation through project and competition.
Requirements:  Must be enrolled in or have completed IST II.  Team members must maintain Academy standards (grades, behavior, etc.) at all times in all classes and activities.  The privilege of representing the school at competitions must be earned.
Meets:  TBA

TSA (TECHNOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION):  Advisors–Herrietta Jutson and Ed Genova

TSA is a student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of students interested in technology.  It is open to students enrolled in or who have completed an IST Academy of Engineering course.  Members learn through competitive events and the diversity of activities covering a wide variety of areas in science technology, engineering and math (STEM)
Requirements:  Must be a member of the IST Academy of Engineering.  Members must maintain Academy standards (grades, behavior, etc.) at all times in classes and activities.  The privilege of representing the school at competitions must be earned.  Only members with an event entry are permitted to attend competitions.
Meets:  TBA

TOTAL IMAGE & GENTLEMEN OF DISTINCTION: Advisors-Janice Daniels and Patricia Richardson

Total Image Club and Gentlemen of Distinction is a club for young ladies and young men, organized for the sole purpose of creating and/or promoting a more positive attitude and interaction among students at Jack Britt High School and their community.  The objective of the club is one of self-improvement through heightened student morale, camaraderie among peers, self-esteem, dignity, and service to the community.  Through activities designed to exemplify the stated objective, the organization promotes a positive image and provides opportunities for high school students to become role models.  Some of the activities include, but are not limited to, “Dressing For Success” every other Wednesday, providing Thanksgiving Love Boxes for needy families in the community, Teacher Appreciation gifts, team building exercise (held during monthly meetings), and various social gatherings (i.e. Christmas dinner, skating, etc…)
Requirements:  Students must complete the application process and receive satisfactory recommendations from at least two teachers.  Students must also have a satisfactory discipline record (with no more than once disciplinary infraction) and must be in good academic standings (unweighted GPA of 2.0 or higher).
Meetings:  Meetings are held the first Friday of each month.

Tri-M NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY:  Advisors- Richard Butler

The purpose of the Tri-M National Honor Society is to inspire music participation, create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, and promote leadership in the music students of secondary schools.
Requirement: any student in Band, Chorus, or Orchestra may join.  Students must have a GPA of at least a 2.0 overall and a 3.0 in their music classes. Students must complete 20 hours of service in music related activities each year they are a member.
Meets:  TBA

VITAL IMPACT STEP TEAM: Advisor-Monica Davis

The Jack Britt High School Step Team, Vital Impact, serves as a step/dance organization that practices traditional “stepping” as an expressive dance form, usually accompanied by chanting and/or singing where a leader, or step master, choreographs the routines, which include a series of rhythmic claps, stomps and precise arm motions to create a unified sound. Not only is this organization considered a performance group, but also a community service organization as requirements for membership include regular voluntary service in the school and community. In order to be considered an active member, students must be in good standing academically and must have a clean disciplinary record. Dues will be paid by each member to pay for team paraphernalia, event planning, and team socials.
Meets:  Tuesdays 3:30-5, Location TBA

YEARBOOK STAFF: Advisor-Alexis Newsom

Members of the Yearbook Staff are responsible for producing the JBHS yearbook, which aims to document the school year in a creative way and will serve as a source of memories for years to come.
Requirements:  Students must complete an application and interview process during the spring in order to be accepted to the Yearbook Staff.  Staff members are required to sell advertisements to help pay for production of the yearbook.
Meets:  The Yearbooks Staff meets daily during the assigned class period.  Periodically, staff members meet before or after school as needed.

Published by Elsa McBride on August 26, 2016
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